Discovery is broad and deep at Western Michigan University. Our hundreds of faculty and staff have created a rich diversity of research and creative activities. OVPR facilitates, supports, and sustains both individual investigators and collaborative programs. We encourage internal and external inter-disciplinary and inter-organizational Discovery initiatives. OVPR assists with external funding proposal development and submission, manages the awarding and administration of internal funding support, and oversees compliance with research-related federal, state, and University regulations. This site provides tools and resources to help you do Discovery at WMU.
If new to the PAF system, please go here for an overview and instructions.
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Research and Dessert 2014 features information booths, information sessions, Speed Networking, door prizes, and reception.
New this year - special extended morning workshop with Jane Geever on writing foundation and corporate grants, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. with continental breakfast.Register here for morning workshop, info sessions, and Speed Networking
Call 269-387-8270 for more information.
OVPR, with the Office of Faculty Development, will offer Discover Discovery series again this year. The October 21, November 4, November 18 and December 2 workshops are now open for registration. For workshop descriptions go to the registration site:
Register for Discover Discovery.
Technology Development Fund application deadline: November 5, 2014
As of August 1, 2014, all MDOT funded principal investigators will be required to file advanced notices to MDOT prior to undertaking research that involves a state trunkline right of way (research that will involve activity that takes place on "all M-, US-, I-, BL and any Connector routes"). Principal investigators will be required to provide advanced notice on their activities and the relevant activities of subcontractors on funded projects. To access the MDOT guide and instructions for filing an advanced notice, please click here.
Discovery Experts Database is a tool designed to enhance your reach and reputation as a Discovery Expert.
If you added additional content during Phase 3 (May - July 31) to your discovery profile, your changes will be reflected in the main discovery Experts database in early September after the data is uploaded. In the meantime, you can access your profile information at the link below:
See ten reasons why you will love the Discovery Expert database:
Featured monthly are new funding opportunities relevant for WMU faculty and staff. To review funding opportunities highlighted this month here. To review featured funding opportunities highlighted in August click here
External Award Activity - July 1, 2013 - September 30, 2014